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1150+ arrested in SoCal immigration fugitive sweeps

From this:
U.S. immigration authorities said Monday they arrested more than 1,150 people in California in a three-week sweep, the state's largest of its type since since 2003.

The sweep targeted immigration violators including those who have ignored deportation orders or returned to the U.S. illegally after being deported...

[U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice] said of the 1,157 immigrants arrested statewide, 595 had outstanding deportation orders and 346 had prior criminal convictions. Those arrested were from 34 countries, she said.
Expect the usual suspects to whine in 3, 2, 1...

UPDATE: As it turns out, this was part of ICE's annual Operation Community Sweep where they go after gangs. Cynthia Dizikes of the Los Angeles Times offers straightforward coverage here. Solomon Moore of the New York Times offers straightforward coverage here. I'm going to guess that the vast majority of their readers won't notice what's missing from both. If the raids were of, say, a sweatshop both sources would wave about sympathetic "victims" of the raid in order to support sweatshops and illegal activity. The LAT and the NYT might want to do that in cases like this, but if so they probably realize that would be going too far. (The LAT article does quote New Jersey Union City police department chief Charles Everett as saying something sanctuary city-like).

From the NYT article: "[a GA state official] said the government had provided invaluable assistance in an investigation of eight killings, from 2000 to 2006 in Cedartown, Ga., that were related to a methamphetamine-running operation". That town has a population of barely 10,000 and appears to be about 70 miles from Atlanta.

Also see the CIS report "Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs" (link).

And, Julie Myers says Houston and Phoenix are trying block even this type of immigration enforcement.

Immigration2008a · Mon, 09/29/2008 - 13:34 · Importance: 1

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 22:05
petty bourgeois

Yes!!! Round 'em up and ship 'em out! GO ICE GO!!

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 22:33
Mary

That is just a sprinkle in the bucket...need to ship em out by the Millions!

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 23:36
Fred Dawes
www.myspace.com/FredDawes1776/

Mary understands the show! i can take 50 ICE Guys to 5000 but i would never make it back alive, this is hust a show and just wait until McCain or the monkey Obama become President, Americans will be round up and put in prison.

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 01:46
Chell
papermay.com

Once again, very impressive. Hopefully this is a permanent trend until there are no more to send home.

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 02:25
susangoya

These were mostly absconders and "criminal" aliens. They had already been (or should have been) through the removal system. We need aggressive worksite enforcement to in order to prime the attrition through enforcement pump.

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 03:38
eh

Tip of the iceberg.

Tue, 09/30/2008 - 13:18
Mary

Still need a fence at the border instead of the revolving door that is there now. Will we get it? I doubt it.

Wed, 10/01/2008 - 00:09
Leave it to Beaner

Its their F*CKING job to protect us! Thats the least the Feds can do. Lets see some "real" enforcement. Think of all the jobs it would create in Law Enforcement. Not to mention the millions of middle class jobs that would and should be recovered. We might even find out that some people in California still speak English?